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  1. Assalamo Alikom bothers and sisters. Allahu Akbar .. Allahu Akbar .. Allahu Akbar. FINALY MELISSA MADE IT ............. ALHAMDULELAH WALLAHU AKBAR. Last sunday , Dec 20, 2003. Exactly before ASR prayer ( CHINA TIME). My wife declared that there is no other GODs but ALLAH. And Muhammad is his Messenger. i dont want now to go through details. but all what i need from all of you is to pray for her that may ALLAH protect her and to keep her away from Satan. Ameen. salam wel_mel. ALHAMDULELAH.
  2. Jazaki Allahu khiran. salam wel_mel
  3. Praise be to Allaah. There follows a list of things that can be done in one minute, by the permission of Allaah: 1. In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Faatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 hasanahs, so if you read it 3 times you will, by the permission of Allaah, gain more than 1800 hasanahs – all of that in one minute. 2. In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Ikhlaas (Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad) 20 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Reciting it once is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan. If you read it 20 times it is equivalent to reading the Qur’aan 7 times. If you read it 20 times in one minute each day, you will have read it 600 times in one month, and 7200 times in one year, which will be equal in reward to reading the Qur’aan 2400 times. 3. You can read one page of the Book of Allaah in one minute. 4. You can memorize a short aayah of the Book of Allaah in one minute. 5. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah alone with no partner; to Him be dominion and praise, and He is Able to do all things) – 20 times. The reward for saying this is like freeing 8 slaves for the sake of Allaah from among the sons of Ismaa’eel. 6. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah) 100 times. Whoever says that in one day will be forgiven for his sins even if they are like the foam of the sea. 7. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allaah, glory be to Allaah the Almighty) 50 times. These are two phrases which are light on the lips, heavy in the balance and beloved to the Most Merciful, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. 8. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When I say ‘Subhaan Allaah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, and Allaah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Narrated by Muslim). In one minute, you can say all of these words more than 18 times. These words are the most beloved words to Allaah, the best of words, and they weigh heavily in the balance of good deeds, as was narrated in the saheeh ahaadeeth. 9. In one minute you can say, Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allaah) more than 40 times. This is one of the treasures of Paradise, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. They are a means of putting up with difficulties and of aiming to achieve great things. 10. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah approximately 50 times. This is the greatest word, for it is the word of Tawheed, the good word, the word that stands firm. If these are the last words of a person, he will enter Paradise, and there are other reports which indicate how great these words are. 11. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) more than 15 times. This words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and dhikr, as was reported in saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). 12. In one minute you can seek the forgiveness of Allaah more than 100 times by saying “Astaghfir-Allaah (I seek the forgiveness of Allaah). The virtues of seeking forgiveness are no secret, for it is the means of attaining forgiveness and entering Paradise, and it is the means of being granted a good life, increasing one’s strength, warding off disasters, making things easier, bringing rain and increasing one’s wealth and children. 13. You can say a few brief and concise words in one minute, and Allaah may bring about some good through them that you could never imagine. 14. In one minute you can send blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 50 times by saying Sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah bless him and grant him peace). In return Allaah will send blessings upon you 500 hundred times because one blessing brings ten like it. 15. In one minute you can motivate your heart to give thanks to Allaah, to love Him, to fear Him, to put hope in Him, to long for Him, and thus travel through the stages of ‘uboodiyyah (total enslavement to Allaah). You could do this when you are lying on your bed or walking in the street. 16. In one minute you can read more than two pages of a useful book that is easy to understand. 17. In one minute you can uphold the ties of kinship by calling a relative on the phone. 18. You can raise your hands and recite any du’aa’ you wish from the books of du’aa’, in one minute. 19. You can say salaams to and shake hands with a number of people in one minute. 20. You can forbid an evil action in one minute. 21. You can enjoin something good in one minute. 22. You can offer sincere advice to a brother in one minute. 23. You can console someone who is depressed in one minute. 24. You can remove something harmful from the road in one minute. 25. Making the most of one minute motivates you to make the most of other periods that would otherwise be wasted. Ohhhhhh Allhamdulelah, We are Muslims. source: www.islamqa.com salam wel_mel
  4. salam. -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who recites the Qur'an well and clearly is equal in rank to the Angels who record creation's deeds. These Angels are gracious, honourable and of lofty rank. He who finds difficulty in reciting the Qur'an will obtain a double reward." (Bukhari, Muslim). -A person whose breast is devoid of the Qur'an (i.e. has not learnt anything of the Qur'an Majeed) is like a desolate house. (Tirmidhi). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "A person who recites one harf (letter) of the Qur'an, obtains one virtue; each virtue multiplies to ten virtues. I am not saying that (ALM) is one harf. But, Alif (A) in it is one harf; the Laam (L) in it is one harf and the Meem (M) in it is one harf." (Tirmidhi, Darimi). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "On the day of Qiyaamah(Resurrection) a crown of such brilliance will be placed on the heads of the parents of one who learnt the Qur'an and practised on its laws, that its glitter will outshine the brilliance of the sun which penetrates your houses. What then do you think will be the position of the one who himself learnt the Qur'an and acted in accordance with it?" (Ahmad, Abu Dawud). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who recites the Qur'an, memorizes it,accepts its halal (lawful things) as halal and haram (forbidden things) as haram (i.e. his beliefs in these matters are correct), Allah Ta'ala will enter him to Jannat and accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family upon whom entry into Janhannum has become incumbent (i.e. Allah Ta'ala will forgive them because of his intercession)." (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Darimi). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Continue reciting the Qur'an because on the Day of Qiyaamah it will appear as an intercessor for the reciter." (Muslim). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who listens to even a single aayat (being recited by another) obtains such a virtue which perpetually multiplies (it increases in thawaab continuously). The one who recited the aayat will on the Day of Qiyaamah find the recited aayat in the form of a Noor (which will be of greater value and significance than the virtue which accrued to the one who had listened to the recitation)." (Ahmad). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The best of you are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." (Bukhari). -Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "On the Day of Qiyaamah the Qur'an will petition Allah to cloak the one who had recited it with garments of honour and respect. A crown of honour will then be placed on the head of the reciter. The Qur'an will then petition Allah Ta'ala to shower His pleasure on the reciter. Allah will then become pleased with him. The reciter will then be asked to recite the Qur'an, thereby attaining higher ranks of elevation. In reward for each aayat a virtue will accrue to him." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Khuzaimah). -Continue climbing (higher and higher in rank) with your recitation in the same way as you recited with care and concern on earth. Your abode (of residing) is located (at that rank attained) with the last aayat recited. (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ibn Habbaan). salam wel_mel
  5. Mashaa Allah Sister Muslimah... WELCOME BACK .. we are all MISSING YOU. what a wonderful topic. ALLAHU AKBAR. hey JohnDoe Great reply too Keep it up boy. salam wel_mel
  6. Assalamo ALikom brothers and Sisters. i would like to thank JohnDoe/Whisper because through them i remebered our brother Abu noran, he was the best among us (in my own opinion) in dealing with those Characters. May Allah be with him in each and every breath, and May HE protect his family Ameen. please make Da'wa to our brother Abu Noran. i really miss him. NO BODY KNOWS HIS CONTACT ? salam wel_mel
  7. Assalamo Alikom Sister Amma, Inshaa Allah i will keep you in my Du'aa. and am sorry sister i dont know how to help you since i dont understand what's wrong excactly. but anyway i advise you to make ISTEKHARAH prayer and ask Allah for what you need. and Inshaa Allah he will show you the solution. please let us know if you need anything. May Allah always be with you. Ameen. All the best Salam wel_mel
  8. Bismellah. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. [2.23] And if you are in doubt as to that which We have revealed to Our servant(Muhammad PBUH), then produce a chapter like it and call on your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful. [2.24] But if you do (it) not and never shall you do (it), then be on your guard against the fire of which men and stones are the fuel; it is prepared for the unbelievers. Allah the great said the truth. Salam wel_mel.
  9. it is not so important for me at least to know your opinion about our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). anyway, you have right to choose. Good luck, wel_mel
  10. Allahu Akbar.. Great reminder. Mashaa ALlah Jazaka Allahu Khiran. wel_mel
  11. Assalamo Alikom brother Dan.. Mashaa Allah.. Allahu Akbar.. you have been posting in the last few weeks a very useful topics brother Dan. keep the good job. MASHAA ALLAH. hi wwjd your question to DAN seems like the Christians only have right to read the Bible.. is it correct wwjd ? as i'm also muslim and sometimes i read it.. in fact i know so many Christians reading the Holy Qur'an and we never asked them whether they are Muslims or not. actually we always advise them to read it. by the way wwjd.. have you read the Qur'an before ? or did you think to read it one day? salam wel_mel
  12. Assalamo ALikom. Allahu Akbar - Allahu Akbar - Allahu Akbar. Omar was twenty seven when the Holy Prophet began his mission. Young Omar was one of those who did not care to listen to the message of Islam. He was for the old way of life. As years went by, Islam made a slow headway. This made Omar angry. Do what the Makkan(1) chiefs might, people who once went over to Islam never went back to their old faith. One of Omar's own maid-servants became a Muslim. He beat her as much as he could, but she would not give up the new faith. At last in the sixth year of the Mission, a number of Muslims left for Abyssinia. This made Omar boil with rage. "Here is a man," he thought to himself "who has split the people. People lived smoothly enough. He appeared on the scene He has torn son from father and brother from brother. Now his followers are running away to another land. Surely Muhammad is the cause of all trouble. I must slay him and put an end to the trouble." With this resolve Omar drew his sword and set out to kill the Holy Prophet. On the way he met a friend who asked him why he looked so upset. Omar told him what he was going to do. "You better take care of your own kin first," said the friend, "Your sister and her husband have gone over to Islam." These words changed the direction of Omar's anger. He went straight to the house of his sister, Fatima. He knocked at the door. Someone was reciting the Quran inside. Fatima was terrified when she heard Omar's voice. She hid the portion of the Quran she was reading and opened the door. "What was it that you were reciting just now?" Omar demanded. "Oh nothing," said the sister. "Why nothing?" he shouted in rage. "I have heard it alright. I know you both have accepted Muhammad's faith." Saying this, he began to beat his brother-in-law, Saeed. Fatima ran to his help and got a blow to the head. The head began to bleed. This made the couple bold. "Yes, we have become Muslims," they shouted at Omar. "Do what you will." The sight of the bleeding sister deeply moved Omar. Fatima was such a loving sister! Surely there must be some great truth in the Quran which had won her innocent heart. "Would you let me have a look at the Quran?" said Omar. Fatima handed him the few pages of the book she had. Omar sat down to study the pages. Soon his face changed. His anger cooled down. The fear of Allah gripped his heart. He wept and declared, "Surely this is the word of Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah."(2) Omar was again on his way to the place of the Holy Prophet. But he was a changed man. He was not going to slay him but to embrace his faith. The Holy Prophet was sitting in the company of some men. He saw Omar coming and asked, "Omar, what brings you here?" "O Prophet of Allah!" replied Omar, "I have come to embrace Islam." Great was the joy of the Holy Prophet and his followers. Loud shouts of "Allah is Great" rented the air of Mecca. Soon everyone knew that Omar was no longer an enemy of Islam. It was a great day for Islam because one of its bitterest enemies had become its staunch follower. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Footnotes: (1) Makkan is people who lived in Makkah. (2) Although Arabic was their native language, and there were many books written at this time, they had never read a book that can be compared to Qur'an. Many after reading few verses know that this can not be written by any man, so they convert to Islam. source: www.islamway.com salam wel_mel
  13. Assalamo ALikom. Mashaa Allah. it is not only a story. it is reality. Jazaki Allahu Khiran sister Amma. great reminder. salam wel_mel
  14. Wa Alikom Assalam brother Todd, jazaka allahu khiran for asking about my family.. we are all Alhamdulelah fine by Allah's Blessing and Mercy. the reminder brother was only FEW examples out of so many inside the Koran which we will never be able to count them . Alhamdulelah. May Allah open all hearts to the right path. Ameen. salam wel_mel
  15. Assalamo Alikom. Jazaka Allahu Khiran brother Dan, perfect comments. Mashaa Allah. May Allah continue his blessing upon all muslims everywhere, and Guide those who are seeking his correct path. Ameen. salam wel_mel.